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    Alan b commented  · 

    I lived at no 82 Bent St and went to St Chad’s school on Cheetham Hill Road.I remember the nuns and Miss Tunney also Father Morris.Our corner shop was called Greens wich was on the corner of Elizabeth St and Bent St.It sold everything including “esso blue”.
    Shopping in Hightown and Cheetham Hill Village.
    My uncles Hughie,David,Edward and Brian Quinn all worked around there.Edward and Brian worked in the bacon works on Bent St and they all drank in the Berwick Arms near the prison.The smell of the hops from Boddingtons and Holts brewaries.The Jewish Boys School which backed onto Bent St.Kennings car showroom.
    I remember all the cinemas that have been mentioned and one was later (late 60s) the bowling alley which played soul and Motown music on Sunday afternoons.
    I also remember the shopping on Cheetham Hill and when I am ever in the area still call for bagels,Blackbread,fishcakes and cheesecakes,wonderfull.
    I remember the Whit Walks and the “italians”walking then all the kids playing outside the pubs(and being given two bobs and half crowns for being smartly dressed) drinking orange juice and eating Smiths crisps with the blue packet of salt inside.Mamas and the Marble arch were my dad’s favorites,granddad used to run The Marble Arch.
    I also remember Elizabeth Park and the man selling ice cream from a tub fixed to the front of his bycycle.
    The wash house and the kosher chicken factory.
    I could go on,but lovely memories

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    Alan b commented  · 

    Information sought regarding the family of Rowland Jones of Smithy Yard, Cauldon Low,who died 1936 in a quarry blasting accident. Inquest held May 1936. He had a brother William, and sisters Mary and Grace. Any knowledge of surviving relatives

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    Alan b commented  · 

    Smashing photos - I have't been back to Derby for years.
    Lived in Derby all my schooldays - Becket Junior (Gerard Street) then Parkfield Cedars (1952-1959)
    Perhaps, one of these days when we venture south, I might drive around and see how the place has changed

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